|This picture was taken one year ago. Sam wasn't quite sitting up yet.|
|This is a picture a year later with the same football as last year.|
I simply cannot believe how big our little Sam is getting. He is 17 months old and weighing in around 23 lbs. It has been a joy watching him grow and show his own unique personality. He is a funny little guy. He makes a lot of adorable faces and makes some noises that I can't duplicate. He is saying some words. Right now some of his favorite words are: gone-gone, Daaaady, Papaw, dog, Nonna, and Mama. He says other things like ball, bye, hey, bite, no-no. He is trying really hard to walk. He can take 5-6 steps without falling but he will not just take off and go. He still enjoys eating. He loves his egg and cheese sandwich he has most mornings for breakfast. Ice cream cones are at the top of the list. Of course the usual hot dogs, hamburgers, and french fries are always a hit. Here lately Sam figured out that he can just suck the ketchup off of the fries. That is always funny to watch.
I just love watching him grow a little everyday. It is easy to forget how far he has come when watching him busily playing in his own little world. But I am quick to remind my self of what a miracle and blessing he is. Each day is a new day to give God praise for all He has done and still continues to do in our lives.
|This is Sam now. He is really good at balancing forever so that he doesn't have to take a step.|